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fixed, the problems wl begin for this administration. this is just beginning the disaster of obama care. >> you never get a second chance to make a first impression. the first impression here was terrible. this thing is going to be an unmitigated political disaster for the president. >> not to be outdone, ted cruz, the tea party fire from texas quickly dismissed the good news telling his supporters via twitter, quote, faulty website is but one symptom of obama care. others higher premiums and cancel plans and decreased access to your doctor. >> i think they're going to have a harder time attacking this plan over and over again. particularly if you have a million people going to the site today and eventually by the end of december having maybe a million people signing up, it shows that people want this. and what are they going to say at that point? repeal means saying no to those people who are happy because they've enrolled. we're taking this away from you. that's why october 1st was so important to them. they had to stop this. it was their last chance to stop this before people saw the
care survived all of it. irony is that while republicans couldn't kill obama care, the administration almost could. >> good evening. president obama now finds himself compared to president george w. bush, as in the problems with the health care plan have become president obama's katrina. >> but today, the website is now fixed enough that it looks like obama care is really here to stay. the repeal strategy is dead and obama care is out of the icu. according to the administration, the error message rate for the front end of the website is less than 1%. that's down from about 6% last month. the site can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 per day. keep in mind, at one point, the site could handle only about 1,000 users at a time. >> this website is and will function effectively for the vast majority of users. >> not only is the website functioning better, enrollment is up, too. over 100,000 people have successfully selected plans in the federal exchange in november alone, up from the nearly 27,000 who did so in october. during the first few weeks of november, california's same exc
, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in new york. the obama administration trying to get past disas true rollout kicking off a new campaign promoting benefits of the health care law. robert gibbs msnbc contributor and former white house press secretary during the president's first term and dr. zeke emanuel msnbc contributor and former special adviser on policy to the obama administration. welcome both. first to you, robert, if you were behind the podium today, what would you be saying about healthcare.gov? >> i think what they have said yesterday and clearly with the president being out there today, there is a subtle message that the website is functioning in a much better place because they understand that if they do an event that draws attention to health care and the website that traffic will greatly increase. so they clearly are demonstrating with today's events the necessity, i think, of today's events the digital architecture of healthcare.gov is greatly improved because they have confidence they can talk about the website and it won't crash. >> but zeke, what about the possible pitfalls d
syndrome that everything the obama administration does it's another winston churchill bust that's been thrown out the window? >> well, most, but not all of the criticism is coming from the right. i mean, ray flynn was also among those who has been critical. >> who did he vote for? isn't he a scott friend guy? he's not exactly a democrat. >> he was clinton's appointee to the vatican. >> right. >> and you know, i think for these people, it really began with the former ambassadors to the vatican who feel -- >> tim nicholson is not a bad guy, but the former republican national chair -- >> he's a good guy. >> but he's the former republican national chairman. >> that is correct, but they feel their job -- that it's a slap because their job is getting a little less prestigious, but it's absolutely not true. >> charlie, what they're doing is taking -- [ everyone talking at once ] if they move the embassy to another building, which is inside a protected compound, it's a separate building, it's in a compound next to the united states embassy to italy. go ahead. >> yeah, the argument that james n
or anybody traveling with him address this sort of mixed message that the obama administration sent by, on one hand, having the pentagon do the unarmed b 52s flying right through the zone, not telling the chinese, essentially finger in the eye a little bit, but then at the same time the faa does something different? did biden explain this contradiction? >> it's been a huge and confusing story here, and joe bide en in his comments to the public did not address that. privately, vary officials here have talked to us about it. and, you know, to be candid it's very confusing because what they're saying is the faa at a very low level is doing what it has always done, which is, you know, not necessarily just with regard to china but when these zones have appeared it's just to have commercial carriers, you know, notify those that have set up these zones. so they're skirting the notion that anything different is being done with regard to this china adiz. but the fact remains that, you know, usair carriers have been beginning to issue these flight plans to the chinese and the japanese airlines h
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officials. you see it in the coverage of the obama administration where newspapers and media outlets repeat what the government says without any investigation. that's what i mean by servitude to the government. >> i would argue with you all the time and there are plenty of examples of good aggressive reporting. you said, obviously the rancid accusation that paid investigative journalism is tantamount to the buying and selling of government secrets. do you think your critics want you prosecuted? >> sure. i mean some of my critics have called on me to be prosecuted for the crime of doing journalism, for the crime of informing my fellow citizens and readers about what the united states government is doing to their privacy almost entirely in the dark. the idea that somehow when you're a journalist and you work for a newspaper that pays you for the articles you write is a way of trying to create a theory that justifies the prosecution of journalists. if that's a theory that somebody embraces it means investigative journalism which is about uncovering those thing that people with political and ec
lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants stay in the country regardless of the law. joining us now is the author of that report, former d. o.j. attorney and media contributor, jay christian adams. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. >> you've got to admit, i know you're on the other side, but the obama administration are brilliant in getting around the rules. >> yeah, they know how to use power. if you don't like a certain law, bring in people who don't like it either. this administration is not well-known for faithfully executing the law. what they have done dhs is brought in a swarm of new young lawyers, permanent civil service lawyers who have a long history at open borders groups, at pro-amnesty groups, at helping foreigners stay in the united states. now that they're at dhs, they can impose these ideas, these ideologies, these policies regardless of what congress does or does not do. >> we've got some of the details. you had written a column on this and you deta
" fresh off from my sunday turkey chili. the obama administration's deadline to have a better functioning healthcare.gov for the vast majority of consumers has come and gone and the administration is claiming success. >> the hom binbottom line, healthcare.gov is night and day. >> that was a low bar. >> he effectively gave itself a pass after saying 400 bug fixes and software improvements and the site is working more than 90% of the time. the site was stable only about 43% of the time. administration officials say healthcare.gov can handle 50,000 users at a time in at least 800,000 users a day. to put that in perspective, a year ago, amazon.com recorded 35 million user visits in a single day. they did not blame anyone by name. it was critical of the management team led by kathleen sebelius. >> our assessment identified weaknesses in how the project was being managed. slow decision making. the private sector. >> they echoed the indictment of government claiming that the team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness. whether it was intended or not, that indictment of gover
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at the white house. the obama administration is giving staff photographs access to the president that media organizations should have too. good morning from washington. details coming up on preparations for the massive memorial service for nelson mandela in south africa. we are starting with the economy. there have been solid job numbers and major revision for the gd approximate, and a strong end to the week on wall street. it has a bunch of experts predictioning that a steadily improving economy is on the horizon for the coming year. what would that mean politically? health care and obstruction are the clubs are choice for the two parties. they are beating each other up over both issues and both could be problems as well. the economy is the wild card right now. right now things are looking up. on friday we got word that they push the average jobs growth to 189,000 a month. not great, but not horrible. it's an improvement over 2012. unemployment is down to 7% down 18/10 of a point from this time last year and the lowest since november of 2008. we saw a big revision that was up 3.6% in the t
president obama but the administration knew that it was false what they were saying was false. >> how could president obama not know if this is signature? >> ion't know. let me tell you something. sebelius knew. she. >> she had to know. >> her organization passed the regulations that made the grandfathering promise completely empty. so she knew that people were going to lose their plans. they were going to lose them by the millions. picture, this you get kicked off ofour plan, now you have got to go on a web site that doesn't work, sithere for hours and perhaps days trying to get. >> trying to figure out where the plan. >> no choice to do it because you have got kids. you have health issues. you have to work. you have to do it. you log onand finally get through after all the nonsense. and now, now, up to 30% of the people who have done that, think they have insurance and they rectified it and they haven't. >> no, because the insurance companies haven't processed their applications. another. it's messing up all these forms and now when those people go to their doctor or have their operation
conversation that's likely to be happening in the future. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you so much. the obama administration says healthcare.gov is in stable condition working more than 90% of the time. does that mean a clean bill of health for obama care. deputy senior adviser from the white house joins me from the north lawn. david, thank you very much. you set a fairly low bar, this vague working for majority that want to sign on and 50,000 could be served at one time, 800,000 in a day. is that good enough? what's the next step? >> so andrea, as you know, this is going to be a process of continuous improvement. compared to where we were in early october as jeff said yesterday it is night and day to the point we can handle a certain number of concurrent users. we're monitoring to make sure the system is stable, the response times are good, the error rates are continuously going down. we've set up a queueing system for those instances where there's overwhelming volume on the system to better manage the flow. we've set up anonymous shopping right on the home page of healthcare.gov so people c
for healthcare.gov. today the obama administration is claiming success in getting the website to work smoothly for the vast majority of users. a passing grade for its own self-set december 1st ted line. the latest progress report says the site is working more than 90% of the time, able to handle at least 800,000 users a day. in fact, the white house says 375,000 people visited the site before noon today. and while the official numbers aren't in yet, nbc news confirms that about 100,000 people were able to select plans on the federal exchange in november. up some 27,000 -- up from some 27,000 in october. but the white house says it still has more work to do. >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. but the work is not done. and it will continue. >> and right now, that rehabilitation effort extends well beyond the website to the president's political support. and his wider second term agenda. a broad-based approach evidenced by events over the weekend. on friday, the president and first lady met with activists engaged in a hunger strike on the national mall in pur
. this is what the obama administration is all about. this is what this president is about. this is, i think, why people voted for him. he cares about those who are interested in having the american dream. while the conservatives continually want to whittle it away. joining me now, rapid response panel, washington bureau chief of mother jones.com, and msnbc political analyst, david corn with us tonight. also, ruth conniff of the progressive magazine in wisconsin. great to have both of you with us. i want to talk about this. income inequality and upward mobility, ruth. and here are the republicans, not saying the word, but this is really all about the president is really not executing the laws faithfully in the united states. >> well, i'm with you, ed. i think it's great to hear the president talk about raising the minimum wage and it's exactly what the republicans don't want to talk about. which is why they really try very hard to avoid a vote on that, where they have to go out in public and express their opposition to it. enormously popular. a lot of folks on economic hard times and it's unjust,
being held in prisons overseas on bogus charges and the obama administration cannot seem to get them out. >> these american citizens being held against their will in a rogue state. they are hostages, right? >> i mean, they are being held by the government. the governments have confirmed that. so i don't even that i need to categorize it further, james. >> you don't regard them ass who tanks? >> do we have another topic? >> well, i hope we are paying that woman a lot of money. joining us now from washington ace correspondents carl cameron and james rosen. >> so, rosen, let's run down these guys the first one is merrill newman 85 years old the north koreas have them, what did he do. >> korean war vet. been accused of war crimes, bill during his service in 1953. he has read some videotaped statement in which he apologized. not known whether that was coerced or not but it's believed that it was. >> of course. he was over in north north korea on a tour, right? >> that's right. they are accusing him of committing hostile acts by looking for spies and terrorists under the guise of being a touri
. >> are you surprised be obama administration would support the murder of america's symbol since clearly he wasn't going to born here? >> that's what i was going to say that. >> i was going to say that too. >> he was bo here. >> after a recent interview with the huffington post i stated i'm not longer going to make political statements. with that in mind, are you surprised really in this guy's america. i don't want to say his name. this guy's america. >> just say kenyan born lady hating interloper. >> muslim. we're just channelling different hosts. nick. >> yes, sir. >> how many bald eagles must die before our president is satisfied? 2 million, 3 million. >> who cares about the bald ones? this is the administration, remember they didn't want to build the keystone pipeline to protect the whooping crane. he's a marxist. i'm kidding. he knows he h has that reputati. wouldn't he make an exceptition here for the eagle. >> maybe he's just having fun with us. let's kill them. this makes a good little prank. you surprise me because in the green room you said, and i quote, because i wrote it down he
is the obama administration has used its executive authority to tinker with the law in where they think congress should have a say. some of this criticism reaches well beyond logic. let's go back to sarah palin. the notion death panels are in there. the first she referred to was end of life consultations. that was stripped from the legislation because of the uproar she caused. it's not in there now. but years later she's acting as if it is. so there's a bit of lunacy to these criticisms. it's not based in fact at all. that's what clouds this debate. you don't know what are pure fabrications or gripes. >> don't you think party appeal, sam, of sarah palin is she doesn't give a rat's butt what the facts are. and i think that is her wild attraction. she's almost squirrely in that way that she wants to say wild things. we'll say that's not true. she'll just come back and say that's being technical or you're dealing with facts there. >> or she'll find some other provision to claim it's a death panel. for example the independent payment advisory board. i agree with you. there's sort of an allu
it was the bush administration's idea before the obama administration carried it out, but that doesn't carry well on world net daily or presumably with jeb bush. take care, jeb bush, maybe it is too crazy to be true, and you should take it easy. and today, the craziest story was the dead mice being parasuited into guam to combat snakes. the story says at anderson air force base, in guam, they want to control the street snakes because brown tree snakes are not native, there's no natural predator to keep them in check. turns out the snakes are vulnerable to acetminphene. so the government has been dropping thousands of dead mice loaded with tylenol into the trees in guam to be poisonous debate for the snakes. the person running the program is a director of supervisory wildlife biology. his name is dan vice. actually, this story is true. >> u.s. department of agriculture assisted state director wildlife biologist dan vice explains the process that is proving successful at controlling the ground tree snake population. >> what we're going to be wat watching is the aerial delivery of toxins from the he
't saying whether the obama administration asked them to delay the story until a after the announcement that john kerry had struck a deal with tehran. the ap got the same request. and get a whiff of this. the denver post has been looking for a weed editor, with colorado having legalized the selling and smoking of small amounts of pot, the paper is creating a website for recreational marijuana use. no word on how much firsthand research is required. >> and if it is, you can't do it at your job, because you can't come in drunk or you can't come in, this was in the memo, actually smelling of weed. and they're also hiring a pot critic and a potted advice colu nis. >> they say they're on the forefront of an international story. there is some merit to thark but come on. >> does this fall in the category of certain fringe benefits of being a journalist? that's it for this edition of media buzz. hope you're having a good thanksgiving weekend, let's continue the conversation on twitter, on our home page, fox news.com/media buzz and also on our facebook website. hope you'll give us a like. we >>
and serving as special adviser for health policy in the obama administration. krystal, it sounds like the website is working like a website. >> yeah. and that is a beautiful thing, both because it's time for us to move past the debates and the questions about glitches and into actually seeing this law work in action. i mean, i think the republicans are going to find themselves in a very perilous place where they have pinned all of their hopes and all of their messaging and all of their platform on hoping that this law fails. they grabbed on to the website and they grabbed on to the president wasn't very straight with you. but over time the law is going to work better and better and we are going to see success stories that we are increasingly seeing and republicans are going to be caught with their pants down and hanging on to this thing, but we really hate obama care, don't you hate it, too? >> zeek, the numbers are still a little vague. they can't tell us how many people have purchased health insurance, how many haven't. they can tell us how many people have made a selection off the
. disasters that seemed sure to doom the obama administration, but they suddenly didn't. all of these got widespread long coverage in terms of a lot of plays particularly by the right on these issues. these were the things that were going to bring the president down and people heard it over and over and other again. >> sure. and the president even seems more determined than even a couple years ago. you saw it in his speech that he gave the other day where he highlighted inequality and he challenged republicans to put their ideas forward. but he was isolating on what he sees as the problem. republicans. whereas in the past he would use the term washington. now he's saying well it's not washington. it's republicans and particularly it's how republicans. the president's in much more of a fighting mood which means writing off the rest of his presidency is going to be dangerous. >> so calling them out by name is something that could be interesting in 2014 midterm election if the president goes directly at them and not washington as a whole as he used to say rhetorically. >> absolutely. at this
this week the school refiled a lawsuit against the obama administration over enforcing the mandate. now a majority of students on campus support the move on the part of notre dame. joining me now, notre dame junior shia ellis, a columnist for the school's newspaper. how are your fellow students at notre dame reacting to the lawsuit? i'm sure there's some buzz on the campus about it. >> the students at notre dame do support the university's effort to file this lawsuit. i mean, when students choose to go notre dame they choose a catholic education, and when the university feels as if its catholic education is being threatened by the federal government, students are really supporting it. >> so it's not so much just about contraceptives put also about the religious liberty, whether notre dame can operate with its faith without the federal government saying you can't believe that much. >> exactly. i think everyone would agree that you give the government an inch, they'll take a mile. you give them an opportunity to intrude on religion, and what is to stoop them -- stop them from sayi you hav
different parts of obama care, some of which the administration has deliberately delayed saying it's not ready, we don't have enough time. and the fact is, we won't actually entirely know whether obama care is successful or a total failure for a good while yet. and that doesn't really fall conveniently into this midterm election -- >> but if you saw what that governor said, if you see what a governor christie says, and i think what president obama should do, is own it. i did it, you know what, we need time to put it forward. let's go. >> so that's what the president is, right? so the president, despite the fact that his approval ratings right now, he's at a 50% disapproval rating, right? yet he recognizes, this is it. all the other things i mentioned in the show, he's not the president who did those things, he's the president who did this thing. he is embracing it and owning it, even the language of obama care. for a long time, i resisted. i was only saying aca on air, until the president said, we're all in, this is the thing we're doing. >> and rhetorically, he's got to embrace it
commitment has never been stronger. >>> obama care can't succeed without them, and that's why president obama is hosting a youth summit this afternoon. the administration says healthcare.gov is vastly improved, now working more than 90% of the time and able to support at least 800,000 users per day. on monday, as we've been reporting, the site had a million visitors. but even with these improvements, what are the chances the administration reaches its goal of seven million americans enrolled by the end of march? take a look at the math. in october, 27,000 americans signed up on the federal exchange. in the month of november, 100,000 people. even if, let's say, they quadruple november's numbers in december, that's another 400,000 enrollments. so under that scenario, less than a million people will have enrolled in the first three months, leaving only three months left to get to the goal of seven million. i want to bring in "washington post" columnist and msnbc policy annual list ezra klein from whom we steal these kinds of numbers. ezra, good morning. >> good morning. >> what are the chances r
in the obama administration to take the strongest position possible. this is obama's katrina, this is obama's iraq. i think it's like the bp oil spill as you mentioned. as soon as it's fixed, as soon as the website gets fixed, i think it will end up in our rearview mirror and we'll move on from it. but i really think that every reporter and pundit who declared the end of the presidency should come out and should issue a mea culpa and say you know what i got this wrong. that's okay. we all get something wrong. but i think pundit accountability would be good there. >> well, i'm going to have to leave it there. alex and james, thank you both for your time tonight. have a great night. and let me also say the thing that bothers me most in all of this is there is some tremendous needs that we have to deal with in this country. immigration, minimum wage, voting rights. these are the things that they ought to be focusing on rather than this continual litany of over the top announcements of the president's political death. i think they're premature, and i think they waste the country's time. >>> ahe
administration wants to take us on. >> the level of naivete that barack obama has shown regarding iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability begs my ability to articulate. >> those comments are down right dovish compared to the opinion of one other member of their party. >> i think if you have to hit iran, you don't put boots on the ground, you do it with tactical nuclear devices and set them back a decade or two or three. >> right. because the way to stop one country from going nuclear is to nuke them. coming up is the power fading for one political money machine behind stand your ground laws? but first, indeed, it's always 5:00 somewhere. so be sure to tip your bartender. >> if you're a bartender, have a happy hour. and also probably get health insurance, because a lot of bartenders don't have it. ♪ >>> ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or higher, high-priced lobbyists and lawyers to secure policies that tilt the playing field in their favor at everyone else's expense. and so people get the bad taste that the system is rigged. >> the role of money and interest groups in
with the rollout? >> so basically the obama administration is transitioning from this period in which it's trying to get the technical side of things to working to actually selling the law itself, which at this point is still a major task. the law is definitely going to disrupt health insurance in both positive ways and for some, some negative ways. so basically the administration is basically hoping to change the political tide, change the message that the public is hearing through this nonstop speaking tour all the way up through christmas. >> so the biggest challenge certainly for the administration has been in states that are run by republican governors. there's been a sabotage campaign or obstruction campaign. we do have states where they're running their own exchanges and seen success, certainly in kentucky. we talked with john yarmuth about that and it's startling when you compare his state and the state of mississippi where the state insurance commissioner set up an exchange only to have it shut down by the state's governor. so was this a brazen act of just spite, as it seems, for doing t
? so often he's seen as the most effective person for the obama administration but may be able to push the traffic to the website. >> tamron, he's going to be the primary salesman, may not be the chief person every day between now and december 23rd but the white house is putting him out today. we're going to see him on thursday with chris matthews in an interview he'll have with hard ball and touting individual components of the health care law. for those covering us, a lot of this isn't anything new, but they'll be listing and trying to move beyond and turning the page for the website. he'll talk about from now on insurers cannot deny people with preexisting. he'll be talking about there's a cap on out-of-pocket expenses and whole host of other protections in the law that weren't in -- weren't part of the health insurance equation before the law passed. it's going to be getting down to the basics and something they weren't able to do because the website wasn't working for two months. >> they know now with the president coming out today and other events planned nationally, you're going
're in the bull pen. >> and speaking of health care, the obama administration is trying to highlight the fixes within the enrollment site, but insurance company leaders are still voicing concerns of whether the right information is ending up with providers. speaking of people who need health care right now, example one. first of all, is the -- are the fixes that we've seen, more enrollments, a better experience for people signing on, is that enough? are you still worried about what's going to happen january 1st when people try to, you know, believe that they have signed up for insurance? is the match going to work? is the insurance industry getting the information they need? >> first off, thank you for having me on. you're raising some very important questions. the administration has made a lot of progress in getting healthcare.gov working better for consumers. so they're able to get through the system and actually choose a plan. that's a good thing. we want to make sure consumers can be able to see their options and get through the system. at the same time, we need to make sure that the back
to this excerpt from the book. quote, millions of citizens believe obama care is worse than any war. at least american soldiers have weapons with which to defend themselves. another quote claims that president obama's administration will use any opportunity to go after the second amendment right and other constitutional rights such as free speech. that's indoctrination. if that doesn't make your list this season, maybe this will. a china ware company is serving a serving tray with president obama's birth certificate. it's the perfect holiday gift for the birther in your family. i can think of some. >>> up next, the political civil war. hoping new fights on the right may cost the republicans a couple of winnable senate seats. remember how that happened last night? you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] you've got to try red lobster's four course seafood feast, just 15.99. start with soup, salad and cheddar bay biscuits then choose one of eight entrees plus dessert! four perfect courses, just 15.99. come in to red lobster today and sea food differently. where the
. let's take a look at how each is doing. relatively speaking it was a good week for the obama administration. positive economic numbers and, as expected, there were ongoing improvements in the health care website. >> i understand why people would have been resistant to going on a website that wasn't working right. and, fortunately, because of some very hard work, we've now got it to the point where for the vast majority of people it's working well. >> the center for medicare and medicaid services announced on friday this past week more than 3.7 million people visited healthcare.gov. the error rate is down from one in four to one in ten. so as expected, progress is being made and more people are able to join and get access to health care. okay. so reince priebus and the gop had a little bit more time for their reboot. you'll recall they initially announced findings of the growth and opportunity project back in march. well, here's what they said they needed to change. quote, the republican party must focus its efforts to earn new supporters and voters in the follows demographic
website and claims from the obama administration the site is now working for a majority of americans, a nasty surprise may be in store for some of those americans trying to get insurance. turns out a long list of till unresolved problems means some people who thought they signed up for insurance may not actually be covered come january 1st. joining me monica crowley, fox news contributor, to talk about the political impact of all of this. you know the website issue was very visible, right? you try to log on, you can't do it. this is a different type of problem. it is not as easily seen and it is delayed. so how big of an impact is it going to be if it does happen? >> when the website launched on october 1st there were two huge problems we knew about. i'm sure there were more problems we didn't know about but two big ones we knew about right away. the first was the front end, what the consumer saw. they couldn't even log on. there was a lot of frustration people said i would like to get into the exchanges, i can't even log on, i'm being timed out, i'm losing my information. they said
john cornyn accused the obama administration of lying on a number of issues including the benghazi raid and obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. the willingness to mislead people or provide them just demonstrably false information and expect to move on. we've seen that most recently in the health care debate over if you like what you have you can keep it. something we can go back to 2010 and demonstrate that the department of health and human services knew was false. >> jim, he's running for re-election next year. >> is that an excuse. >> a lot of democrats running in the south and i think you guys have the story on this, a lot of democratic senators running in the south next year are hearing that over and over again and will have a receptive audience. what cornyn said a lot of swing voters in the south believe. >> if i'm in the south and a democrat i'm worried about the ramifications of obama care. that's what they are picking up in their andy poling. you see these democrats who felt safe a month ago who feel they can lose. we were talking e
with the obama care website. also spoke about the perception of his management within his own administration. >> when it comes to the management of government, part of the reason people are so skeptical is that when we do things right they don't get a lot of attention. if we do something that is perceived at least initially as a screw up, it will be on the "nightly news" for a week. i remember bob gates, my former secretary of defense, wonderful public servant, had served under seven presidents, when i first came in i asked him so, bob, you got nyad vice for me. he said, mr. president, just understand you got a lot of people working for you. somebody somewhere is screwing something up. that's true. [ laughter ] so i have to consistently push on every cabinet secretary on every single agency how can we do things better and we can do things better. >> john meacham what is your take on his perspective on his own administration. >> i think it's realistic. president kennedy said defeat is an orphan and victory has a thousand fathers. that's true whether it's a government agency or private institu
a substantive difference? >> look, i think any kind of -- any time you're criticizing the obama administration on their economic record, you've really got to take into account not just what they've done, but what they've tried to do. have they done enough to lower the unemployment rate to offset inequality? i don't think so. but have they tried to do the kinds of policies that would move in that direction? very much so. i'm thinking of the american jobs act. the minimum wage increase the president proposed back in the last state of the union. the fact they've been blocked along the way so many times by congress is really important if you're doing that kind of evaluation. >> and you have to make that point to so many other different topics. that's out there. look, we can't talk about all this without mentioning friday's jobs report. we saw unemployment fall to 7.0% for the first time since '08. best numbers in five years. what's your analysis of the report? >> well, it was a good report. sometimes we've talked about these declines in unemployment as being due to the fact that people left the la
? the obama administration is finalizing a rule that would not penalize wind farms for killing these birds for decades. this just weeks after a company paid out a million dollars for killing more than a dozen birds in wyoming after they were sucked into some giant wind turbines. >>> and call it the lazy boy for babies. just in time for christmas, fisher price unveiling this chair called the ipad activity seat. it let's you snap your ipad into that chair so that your baby can watch the screen. critics are outraged, saying too much screen time can be damaging to the brain development. and those are your headlines. >> just need a cup holder for the bottle and you'd have everything you need right there. >>> we saw from rick reichmuth as he was dangling off the side of the building, and by the way, he made it safely. it's a little breezy and wet. maria molina is on the streets of new york city. >> good morning. that's right. the rain has stopped here in new york city at the moment. but we do have a cold front that's moving on through and behind this system, you're already going to notice in new
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